Incorporating statistics and evaluation into your safety campaigns.

The importance of including evaluation as a part of your planning when undertaking a safety promotion or injury prevention campaign was one of the key points made by evaluation expert Anthony Morgan during a VSCN-hosted webinar.

Mr Morgan is the Australian Institute of Criminology’s Research Manager for the Crime Prevention and Evaluation Research program and joined Fiona Dowsley, the Victorian Crime Statistics Agency’s Chief Statistician on the hour-long webinar.

Preventing dog bites

Each year, about 13,000 people attend hospital emergency departments in Australia for dog bite injuries. Children under the age of five are most at risk, and are most frequently bitten by their own family dog or by a friend’s dog, usually in or around the home.

Places still available for today’s webinar at high noon

You can still register to take part in today’s webinar on statistics and evaluation, to be held at noon with experts Anthony Morgan from the Australian Institute of Criminology and Fiona Dowsley from Crime Statistics Agency Victoria.

Just before noon, click on this link.

Last chance to register for data and evaluation webinar

Time is running out to register for tomorrow’s free webinar on how to incorporate data and evaluation into your safety promotion and injury prevention campaigns, utilising the experience and knowledge of experts Anthony Morgan and Fiona Dowsley. Anthony is the Australian Institute of Criminology’s Research Manager for the Crime Prevention and Evaluation Research program and his … Continued

VSCN membership just became even more attractive…

Membership of VSCN has just become even more attractive with the news that a strategic relationship has ensured membership of the Victorian Safe Communities Network will include membership of Our Community, an organisation that provides invaluable information on the latest grants, resources and training targeted at Australian not-for-profits.

Maximising your membership

Alan Matic from Our Communities talks to Kate Robertson about how to make the most of his organisation’s resources – available free of charge to all VSCN members.

Claim your spot in the VSCN e-directory

Is your organisation represented within the VSCN e-directory? Are you making the most of the free opportunity to profile what you do and the services and resources you offer in the safety promotion and injury prevention space?

This video will show members how easy it is to submit their listing for the e-directory or update their details.

Report outlines high cost of injury

The hospital treatment costs for injury cases (excluding medical injury) in Victoria in 2012/13 totalled $806.3 million, an average of $2,050 per hospital-treated injury, according to a new report by the Victorian Injury Surveillance Unit (VISU).

The VISU report found there are two levels of injury reflecting severity: 91,399 hospital admissions and 301,940 ED presentations (non-admissions). Although hospitalised injuries (hospital admissions) accounted for less than a quarter of all hospital-treated episodes, they accounted for the greatest proportion of hospital treatment costs (87 per cent or $701.1 million).